Jan 18, 2013 1:00am EST
to push on this issue. a lot of activity already. >> president obama of course promised in his first term to take a leadership role on immigration reform. it has been disappointing to many he did not get that moving. he has pledged again to do so. he talked about he wanted to see a bill early on. now he has introduced ideas for gun control. he has another debate over fiscal policy. what does leadership mean in your mind? what to do you want to hear in the state of the union? or is there a better idea something would come from the senate and the president would take a support role? >> it is a good question. part of the problem -- the answer is not another great speech about immigration reform. we need action. this is what happens when immigration reform is important but it is not the number one issue. you can keep on telling it the could you have to take care of the fiscal cliff, which looks like it will go all the way to the end of that term. i do not think it's going to be over soon. guns, i think that has surpassed immigration reform on priorities. i'm not making a judgment.
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am EST
raided -- so we have rated that a promise broken. where obama talked a big game about transparency, fulfilled a lot of transparency, don't get me wrong, but on something like that, the way washington works, those negotiations are not on c- span, they are in a room at the white house where deals are cut. it is sausage being made. that promise was not fulfilled, so that one earned a broken. host: what about his broader pledges on health care? guest: health care was an area where he had a fair amount of success. he kept 47% of the health-care promises. many of those were tucked inside the health care law, which of course passed in the first two years of his presidency when democrats controlled the house. so health care was an area where he had some of his biggest success. from caffeyhear from michigan on our democrats line. caller: good morning. i think the president has kept most of his promises. everyone he could possibly keep. i mean, the republicans have gone after him like nothing. but during the presidential election, you heard him say many times -- the republicans say -- "facts
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
the top promises that politifact looks that -- let's take a listen to president obama in his own words back in february of 2009 talking about iraq. [video clip] >> a candidate for president, i made clear a time line 16 months to carry out the drug them while pledging to consult closely with our military commanders upon taking office to ensure that we preserve the gains we have made and to protect our troops. these consultations are now complete. i have chosen a time line that will remove our combat brigades over the next 18 months. let me say this as plainly as i can -- by august 31, 2010, our combat mission in iraq will end. host: that as president obama back in february, 2009. guest: that is a promise kept this was the centerpiece of his campaign. you can go back to 2003 with his opposition to the war. a promise that week raided was barack obama will work with military commanders on the ground in iraq to end the war safely and responsibly within 16 months and we raided that a promise kept in 2010 as the last combat troops were removed from iraq. this gets back to what we were talking
Jan 17, 2013 8:00pm EST
will talk with two bears, scott smith and stephen benjamin. also bill adair and how president obama is delivering on campaign promises. and jack buckley and tom loveless of the brookings institution. like every day at 7:00 eastern on c-span. -- live every day at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> it was an important period of history. i felt their perspective should be brought to bear. there has been some other points of the crisis that was not entirely accurate. i thought it was an important for the historical record to present our perspective. i think currently for people to understand there were different policy options, disagreements. if we want to prevent another crisis from happening again, i felt the public needed to engage more on financial reform and educate themselves better and make it an issue with their elected officials. i tried hard to make the book accessible. >> the former head of the fdic, sheila bair on the worst financial crisis since the great depression. &a."y night on c-span's "q the american bankers association predicts weak growth and the prospect of a prolonged fig